Tagged U.S. Congress

ACRA Convenes Fourth D.C. Day on the Hill

American Car Rental Association (ACRA) members visited senators, congressmen, and their staffs to learn more on issues such as excise taxes, like-kind exchanges, and data control in autonomous vehicles.

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ACRA Takes the Capitol

The American Car Rental Association convened its third annual "Day on the Hill" to discuss with legislators the issues directly affecting car rental operators today.

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70% of Summer Motorists Worry About Road Conditions

A new AAA survey reveals drivers’ frustrations over both traffic congestion and a crumbling infrastructure.

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Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

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ACRA Fights for Rental Industry on Capitol Hill

Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), and several ACRA board members traveled to Washington, D.C., today to update legislators on the rental car industry and continue the fight against rental car excise taxes.

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Recall Legislation: Some Thoughts from and for the 7%

It is necessary for the smaller independent car rental companies to understand the changes blowing in the wind, while letting their voice be heard.

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Guest Editorial: How the November Elections Impact the Car Rental Industry

While the presidential election is the main event, it is critically important to engage in meaningful dialogues with legislators on all levels.

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Updated: Boxer Withdraws Amendment on Rental Recalls

Feeling the pressure from the lobbying effort of the industry and acknowledging the controversial nature of the issue, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) withdrew her amendment on rental recalls Dec. 14 during the Senate Commerce Committee's mark-up of the Auto Safety Bill.

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